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If you’re hospitalized, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to improve your mobility. Our experienced physical therapists (PTs) will guide you through exercises designed to decrease pain and increase strength, flexibility, and balance.
We work with patients of all ages and can help you learn how to use mobility equipment like crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. After you get out of the hospital, your doctor may want you to continue seeing a physical therapist on an outpatient basis.
Physical therapy, or PT, uses gentle exercises, manual therapy, and other techniques to treat conditions that affect your physical function. PT may help you:
Orthopedic rehabilitation is a type of PT that’s used to treat conditions like:
Your doctor may recommend orthopedic rehabilitation to help you heal after a procedure like joint replacement or back, knee, neck, or shoulder surgery. Learn more about orthopedic care at Essentia.
Falls can lead to severe injuries and our physical therapists can work with you to prevent falls by providing: